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- This is a common issue faced in all societies, compounded by apathy of the society.
It may not be possible to sue for the asbestos shed. In Mumbai, the municipal laws do not allow permanent construction on the terrace. A temporary shed is allowed for which municipal permission is required. Hence you cannot force the committee for a "illegal" solution.
Unfortunately the shed is the only solution. All water proofing methods have limited (2-3 years) effectiveness. As a tenant, if i am not mistaken, you have a privity of contact with the landlord, so you may not be able to interact with the society.
The landlord can take legal action, including holding the committee members personally liable for negligence. Such cases have been fought and won in the consumer court which is faster than the cooperative courts, but expect 3-4 years for resolution.CommentQuote0Flag